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Fives Landis opens new U.S. technology centre


July 18, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jul. 17, 2017 – Fives Landis Corp, a manufacturer of precision grinding solutions and grinding accessories, will open its first North American technology centre at its headquarters in Hagerstown, Md.

At 6,000 square feet, the new R&D and demo facility will feature grinding systems from the company’s product range, including Landis-Bryant ID/OD grinders, Landis centerless grinders as well as Giustina surface grinding system.

The Hagerstown facility is the second of its kind for Fives’ Grinding | Ultra Precision teams after the company’s original demo and research centre for grinding applications in near Manchester, U.K.

“The Technology Center is a new milestone in our long company history and the latest step in the process of expanding our business activities beyond our traditional orbital operations,“ said Ron Wood, executive director of business development. “We will be able to not only develop and provide new products and processes but also help our customers with a proactive approach when facing the challenges of today’s production environment, whether through test grinds, application and training support or R&D work.”

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One of the key focuses of the TechCenter operation will be the application support, explains the company, especially in areas where tough-to-machine or exotic materials traditionally create challenges for equipment and operators, such as in aerospace applications. Dedicated application engineers will work with customers to help solve specific problems. The facility will also give customers the opportunity to attend hands-on machine demonstrations to better understand the processes and capabilities and see the quality delivered by Fives’ grinding systems first hand.
 
“The new Technology Center is a great opportunity for us to gain more visibility and to even better engage with our customers,” added Woods.